I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.
These are my favorite directorial efforts of the decade: (more…)
129. “Where You Are,” from Moana
Is this our first Moana song? I think it is. This entire film got so overshadowed the year it came out, because people were (for some reason) obsessed with Zootopia. But this was the far superior film that holds up among the better (if not best) Disney princess films. The songs in it are just spectacular. This song acts kind of like “Belle” does in Beauty and the Beast, introducing the character and her surroundings and sort of explaining how she has hopes and dreams to get out of there but is stuck for whatever reason in this place. It’s very nice.